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Archives: Sep. 2012

Sep.
30th

Carroll says he’ll take hard look at QB position

Besides the three turnovers and special teams struggles, there’s really no way to look at this game, other than the fact that Seattle failed to get the ball in the end zone offensively, despite rushing for a season-high 179 yards on the ground.

Naturally, the majority of the blame is going to fall on the quarterback. Seattle had 10 possessions. The Seahawks punted four times. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw three interceptions. Seattle scored two field goals and they got one touchdown on the first possession of the game.

And that’s not good enough when you’re defense is playing as well as they are right now, and the rest of the team knows it.

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Sep.
30th

Final: Rams 19, Seahawks 13


St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens (13) makes a reception against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) and Earl Thomas (29) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

The Seattle Seahawks could not overcome penalties, turnovers and wasted opportunities in a 19-13 loss to NFC West division rival St. Louis on the road this afternoon.

With the loss, the Seahawks are now tied with the Rams at 2-2 overall.

Check out the final results here.

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson had his worst game of his young career, finishing 17 of 25 for only 160 yards, and three costly interceptions.

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Sep.
30th

Seahawks vs. Rams live game chat

Dave Boling will be your host this morning.

Sep.
30th

Hawks inactives: Moffitt out, Hill in

As expected, offensive guard John Moffitt (knee) will not be active for today’s game. Moffitt did not practice after re-injuring his surgically repaired knee in Monday’s game against Green Bay.

With Moffitt out, Paul McQuistan will move to right guard, and James Carpenter will get his first start at left guard.

Charly Martin also is a surprise addition to the inactive list. With Doug Baldwin returning, Martin’s snaps will be reduced, and Ben Obomanu is a better special teams players right now.

Linebacker Leroy Hill (calf) is active today.

For St. Louis, running back Steven Jackson (groin) and offensive tackle Wayne Hunter (knee) are active for today’s game.

Here’s the full list.

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Sep.
30th

Morning links: 5 keys for Hawks vs. Rams


St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) fumbles the ball after being sacked for a 6-yard loss by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons (91) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. The Seahawks recovered the ball and went on to win 24-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Good morning. I’m getting ready to head over to the Edward Jones Dome in a few minutes. The weather is expected to be sunny and in the 70s, but that doesn’t matter because we’ll be inside.

Here’s five keys for Seattle as they take on NFC West division rival St Louis this morning.

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Sep.
29th

TNT NFL power rankings — Week 4

I moved Seattle up from No. 13 to No. 8 in this week’s, The New Tribune NFL Power Rankings.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has the Seahawks at No. 11, up from No. 13.

ESPN’s NFL experts move Seattle up to No. 10.

Elliott Harrison of NFL.com has Seattle at No. 10, up from No. 16 last week.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports holds Seattle at No. 11.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports boosts Seattle all the way up to No. 13, up nine slots from No. 22 last week.

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Sep.
29th

Morning links: Penalties still an issue


Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung blocks Arizona outside linebacker Sam Acho during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 20-16.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

It’s a drill that youth football teams often execute at the end of practice – the offense going down the field in unison, 5 yards at a time, as the quarterback barks out signals to make sure no one goes offside.

That’s what Carroll had to resort to for Seattle’s offense this week, because that unit has totaled 13 pre-snap penalties this season – the second-most in the league, which I reported in my story today.

Last year during training camp, assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable made players run a lap every time they jumped offside in practice.

“It’s something extra there so we don’t do it in the game,” offensive tackle Breno Giacomini said. “As stupid and silly as it sounds, it works. Running didn’t work, so hopefully this will work.”

Russell Okung leads Seattle in false starts with four, followed by tight end Anthony McCoy with two.

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has been called for delay of game four times.
The Seahawks are second in the league in accepted penalties with 32.

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Sep.
28th

Carroll says OL James Carpenter will play vs. Rams

Seahawks offensive lineman James Carpenter made it through this week’s practice healthy, and will play for the first time this season on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, head coach Pete Carroll said after practice today.

Carroll wouldn’t say if Carpenter would start, but he’s been working at left guard this week, and the team’s starting left guard for the first three week Paul McQuistan is capable of moving over to right guard.

Carpenter started at left guard the first game of the 2011 season against San Francisco, and then moved to right tackle when Robert Gallery was available in Week 2.

The Alabama product started eight games at right tackle before suffering an ACL knee injury during pass blocking drills in practice that required surgery last December.

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